|Member of the Maryland State Senate from District 44|
January 14, 2015
|Constituency||District 44, Baltimore County|
May 20, 1939 |
Nathan-Pulliam was born in Trelawny, Jamaica on May 20, 1939. She studied nursing at a number of schools before receiving her bachelor's degree in nursing from the University of Maryland at Baltimore in 1980 and a master's degree in administrative science from the Johns Hopkins University in 1984. In addition to owning her own business, she has been a faculty associate in nursing for Johns Hopkins. Before being elected in 1994, Nathan-Pulliam was active with Democratic Party organizations at the state and national level, as well as with Planned Parenthood of Maryland and various professional nursing organizations. Nathan-Pulliam has received a number of awards for her advocacy on health care.
In the Legislature
Senator Nathan-Pulliam is currently serving in her first term in the Maryland State Senate, representing Maryland's 44th Legislative District in Baltimore County. Nathan-Pulliam is a member of the Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee. She previously served 20 years in the Maryland House of Delegates, serving as a Deputy Majority Whip and as a member of the Health and Government Operations Committee. She remains an active member of both the Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland and of Women Legislators of Maryland.
- voted for income tax reduction in 1998 (SB750)
- voted in favor of increasing the sales tax whilst simultaneously reducing income tax rates for some income brackets - Tax Reform Act of 2007(HB2)
- voted in favor of in-state tuition for individuals who are not permanent residents, under certain conditions - Higher Education -Tuition Charges -Maryland High School Students, 2007 (HB6)
2006 General election results District 10
- Voters to choose three:
Name Votes Percent Outcome Emmett C. Burns, Jr. 29,140 34.2% Won Shirley Nathan-Pulliam 28,544 33.5% Won Adrienne A. Jones 27,064 31.8% Won Other Write-Ins 370 0.4%
- "House of Delegates Results". Maryland State Board of Elections. Retrieved on Sept, 08 2007
- "Maryland Manual Online". Maryland State Archives. 2007. Retrieved 2007-07-07.
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